Madras War Cemetery in Chennai

Commemorating those who lost their lives in World War II

Commemorating those who lost their lives in World War II | Photo credit: Joseph Jayanth/flickr

Madras War Cemetery Overview

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Established in 1952 by the Imperial War Graves Commission, Madras War Cemetery was built to honour the lives of all those men and women who sacrificed their lives in World War II. It is home to almost 856 Common wealth burials of the Second World War.

People from many different nationalities like UK, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, West Africa and India are buried here. Located on the Mount Poonamalle road, the cemetery is just 5 kilometres from the airport and a kilometre away from Saint Thomas Mount. Though a restricted area, those who prefer silence or are history buffs would love to pay a visit to this place.

  • Opening Closing Time 8 am to 6 pm (Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays)

  • Entrance Fee Note: You need to take prior permission from the cemetery manager to visit this place.

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Mount Poonamalle High Rd, Nandambakkam, Chennai